John D. Waller


John protects the interests of lenders, borrowers, and guarantors when businesses default on secured loans. This includes serving as an advocate during the work out of underperforming loans; filing and defending lawsuits to enforce promissory notes, guaranties, and other written contracts; foreclosing mortgages and enforcing personal property security interests; preserving loan collateral by applying for court-ordered receiverships; protecting lien rights in bankruptcy court; purchasing or selling distressed loans; and representing court-appointed receivers.

His practice also includes representing mortgage loan servicers and the corresponding trusts/investors in consumer finance litigation, including contested residential foreclosures, title insurance claims, regulatory violation cases, and tax sale disputes. John also asserts the rights of parties in complex, real estate-related litigation and represents companies and individuals in contract disputes.

John completed a week-long professional training program in trial skills presented by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Since 2006, John has published the blog Indiana Commercial Foreclosure Law. 


  • Indiana University School of Law  (J.D., 1993)
  • DePauw University  (B.A., 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association


  • Peer Review Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Indiana Super Lawyer® (2004, 2011 - 2024)
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2015, 2016, 2019, 2022-2024)
    •  Commercial Litigation (2022-2024)
    • Commercial Transactions/UCC Law (2022-2024)
    • “Lawyer of the Year” for Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2022, 2024)